Arno Janssen


• 8 years of experience in the aeronautical sector
• Considerable know-how in the area of
    - Configuration and Change Management
    - Commercial Aircraft Systems and Structure
    - Composite Aircraft
    - Project Plans & Documentation
    - Risk Share Partner Management
• B. Eng. in European Electrical Engineering / Informatics Studies
• Computer skills include: Microsoft Office, CATIAV5, TREND, PDMLINK SSCI, VPM
• Engineered modifications for following aircraft: A380, A350
• Aircraft configuration from evaluation to attestation
• Ensured Configuration Management process compliance for design, manufacturing and maintenance

Work History

Work History
Sep 2011 - Oct 2013

Configuration Manager Aircraft Customization

Airbus Operations GmbH
  • Configuration responsible for the forward equipped section of the A350 XWB
  • Applied the Change Process according to A/C milestones
  • Secured the delivery of the A/C change dossier consisting of technical, industrial, contractual, cost and customer service repercussions
  • Chaired transnational Airbus meetings to solve technical problems involving multidisciplinary engineering departments
  • Followed up to a consolidated configuration status from evaluation to attestation phase
  • Participated in Request for Change Screenings and MOD Meetings
  • Carried out feasibility studies
  • Pre-Development focal point
Dec 2009 - Aug 2011

Interface Manager

Airbus Operations GmbH
  • Responsible for the check of structural interfaces (brackets, holes, feedthroughs) of the fuselage and correctness of the according product structure 
  • Coordinated the approval or rejection and tracked interface points including DMU (Digital Mockup) reviews 
  • Negotiated and arbitrated between several risk share partners that provide primary/secondary structure, electrics, floor panels, cabin modules, primary insulation and other systems
Oct 2005 - Nov 2009

Change Leader

Hays Temp GmbH (for Airbus) and Airbus Operations GmbH
  • Ensured the configuration of customer related requests (RFCs) for the fuselage/cabin of the A380
  • Coordinated and created Change Requests (for basic A/C and options) and Technical Repercussion Sheets up to Modification Approval Status
  • Tracked Late Changes in cooperation with Manufacturing Engineering and Aircraft Managers - Participated in Technical Decision Boards and CCCs
Aug 2004 - May 2005

Electronics Engineer

Entech GmbH
  • Trimming of hybrid integrated circuits 
  • Probe card production and documentation 
  • Circuit development
Sep 1995 - Jun 1997

Trainee (Industrial Electronics Engineer)

Volkswagen AG
  • Training within Volkswagen's education system to become a skilled engineering worker covering all necessary aspects of electronics, pneumatics and hydraulics


Mar 1999 - Feb 2004

Bachelor's Degree in European Electrical Engineering / Informatics Studies

University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, Germany

The studies included one year at the T.E.I. Piraeus in Athens/Greece. 



FRENCH: Intermediate

GERMAN: Fluent

SPANISH: Advanced